Friday, November 30, 2012

Recent Ebay Sales - 11/30

I just realized I haven't posted one of these threads in a few weeks.  I have been having sales on my store items and accepting best offers. Most people are shopping retail at this point in the year. Here is some stuff that has sold recently. 

1. Eileen Fisher dress, sold for $55. 

2. Pottery Barn set of 2 velvet stockings, sold for $43. 

3. Talbots gray skirt & jacket suit, sold for $37. 

4. Tahari red skirt & jacket suit, sold for $32. 

5. Anthrpologie brand "Pilcro & The Letterpress" skirt, sold for $30. 

6. Eileen Fisher skirt, sold for $31. 

7. Soft Surroundings skirt, sold for $27. 

8. Eileen Fisher lightweight jacket/top, sold for $26. 

9. Hanna Andersson plaid skirt, sold for $25 -within hours of listing. 

10. St. John Evening jacket, sold for $170. 

11. Dolce & Gabbana dress, sold for $160.

12. Talbots skirt & jacket suit, sold for $35. 

13. Merrell barefoot shoes, sold for $31. I purchased these at TJ Maxx for $20 thinking I would wear them. I haven't and sold them for a bit of a profit. 

14. Lot of CVS wrinkle creams. I paid 75 cents each for these and a lot of 5 sold for $24. 

Today I am listing the 40 items I purchased this past week (20 of which are made by Flax!) and baking for the ladies brunch tomorrow at church. I am making red velvet cupcakes and sugar cookies in the shape of snowflakes. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Advent Conspiracy

I love my church. My hubby & I go to a smaller Grace Brethren church. The pastor is about my age and he rocks. Seriously.

Yesterday we sang two songs and then the pastor got up and showed this video.

He spoke a bit and then we broke up into groups and prayed. And then church was over. It was very moving. 

I am a list maker. I am a shopper. I am a gift giver. And so this video really hit home. 

I would highly recommend sharing this video with your family & friends. It is a good one. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksmas!

Part of my family comes every year for Thanksgiving. We do Christmas at Thanksgiving and I call it Thankmas. We opened gifts, ate WAY too much food, walked a bit and had a great time. 

Since I won't see them for Christmas, I decorate the house early. Here are a some photos of the decorated living room. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Recent Ebay Sales - 11/18

My Christmas shopping & wrapping is done. My Christmas cards are done & ready to mail. My Christmas decorating is done. I am ready for the holidays!

This week is winding down and it was a week of finishing projects, organizing & cleaning! Sometimes I think it would be easy to get a new house rather than deep clean this one. Ha! This is especially true of our old linoleum floor in the kitchen. It has all of these little dips in it and of course the dips fill up with dirt. It is a good thing I like to scrub the floor on my hands and knees. I find it so therapeutic. Does anyone else get enjoyment out of this?

Ebay sales have been slower than usual which is to be expected. Shoppers are out for Christmas gifts and want something that comes with a gift receipt. I don't blame them one bit. Sales will pick up in February as they usually do each year. 

Here are some recent sales: 

1. Anthropologie Brand "Pilcro and The Letterpress" cord skirt, sold for $30. 

2. Spirit by Coldwater Creek skirt, sold for $25. 

3. Ann Taylor plaid skirt, sold for $19. 

4. Coldwater Creek broomstick skirt, sold for $20. 

5. Ann Taylor skirt, sold for $19. 

6. Eileen Fisher brown skirt, sold for $31.

7. Juicy Couture sweatshirt, sold for $20. 

8. Chico's Travelers printed top, sold for $25. 

9. I loved this sweater. I would have kept this had it been my size. H&M Divided Snoopy sweater, sold for $30.

10. Ann Taylor skirt, sold for $20. 

11. Coldwater Creek Christmas tree sweater, sold for $20. 

12. Skyr wool sweater, sold for $25.

13.  Vintage Pillow People from the 1980's. My sister had one of these and loved it. This guy was in great shape. Sold to the UK for $25. The buyer paid an additional $38 for shipping! They really wanted this! :) 

14. Eddie Bauer wool blend jacket, sold for $25. 

15. Talbots skirt & jacket suit, sold for $35. 

16. Talbots black & white printed skirt, sold for $20. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Recent Ebay Sales - 11/14

My hubby & I spent the last day and a half cleaning our carpets. It is something that we do every year in November and I look forward to it every year. Dollar General rents the Rug Doctor machine for $30 (for the wider option) and the upholstery attachment was an additional $3. You can use THIS website for a $10 mail-in rebate when you rent the machine and buy the cleaner. Just type in your zip code and it will bring up the printable rebate.

We moved every single piece of furniture and scrubbed the carpets. They turned out great. We have no kids, no pets and are non-smokers. We barely use some of our rooms but the water was still dirty after cleaning.  

I loved the machine so much that I cleaned the couches and desk chairs. I wish I had more to clean. Ha! 

During this time, ebay was put on the back burner. But, I am going shopping again today. 

Here is what has recently sold: 

1. Athleta dress, sold for $41. This was new with tags which is why it went so high. 

2. Athleta dress, sold for $20. 

3. Chico's Zenergy zip up sweatshirt/jacket, sold for $27. Sold within two days of listing. 

4. Marni skirt, sold for $92.Crazy! This skirt was 39 cents at my thrift. It is an "avent garde" style which I kind of don't get...but who cares! It sold for $92!

5. Chico's Travelers striped top, sold for $29. Sold within hours of listing. 

6. Vintage Trolls! I purchased all 10 of these for $1. I broke them up into two listings and they sold for $20. Look for the ones that are signed "DAM" on the bottom. These were from the 1980's. The ones that are from the 1960's sometimes go for hundreds of dollars! 

7. Anthropologie's "Elevenses" brand jacket, sold for $45. 

8. Ralph Lauren jacket, sold for $40 

9. Cablea's "unionsuit", sold for $25. This one-piece was made of fleece and would be soooo comfy in the wintertime. 

10. Ann Taylor strapless dress, sold for $30.

Tomorrow we will be putting up the Christmas tree! Yup, on November 15. We do Christmas at Thanksgiving with family (I call it Thanksmas) and so the decorations are going up REALLY early.